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of adopting children from russia. president clad mere putin has signed a new law banning those adoptions, leaving shocked adults and children wondering what will happen next. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: cindy and dennis boyer were weeks away from adopting baby add alynn. they met the almost 2-year-old recently as they visited her russian orphanage. but now vladimir putin has signed a law that despite mounds of paperwork and thousands of dollars already spend, all the more than 1,500 adoptions currently under way and any future adoptions are permanently cancelled. >> she's for a home, ready for a family, ready to be loved. >> reporter: why the new adoption law signed so publicly? russian authorities say some of the adopted have been abused or died. one unruly boy was even sent back on a plane alone to russia. also at play here say u.s. experts, retaliation. a visa ban on russian officials accused of human rights violations. >> they're retaliating by holding hostage obvious fans that otherwise would have homes in the united states. >> reporter: the state department says we de
by russia's president overnight that bans adoptions by u.s. citizens. agonizing news for american couples looking to start or expand their families. nbc's michelle kosinski is here this morning with more. >> it more russian children are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >
were about to be adopted will now remain in russia. american families have been the biggest overseas of doctors taking in more than 60,000 children over the last two decades. a contract remains in a coma after being beaten in west baltimore and the person responsible is still at large. they found 57-year-old stephen pearson on conscious inside a home last week. family members say he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. he remains in serious but stable condition. anyone with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate crime in baltimore city, the claims from a member of the beat and on christmas day. barry simms spoke to the victim and his mother today and joins us live from city police headquarters downtown. >> the victim told us that he was not robbed the, but he felt that he was targeted. baltimore city police are investigating. they believe this was under assault and they think they're very close to finding the attackers. >> i was holding my hands up to block my face. >> but it did not work. this is a picture of 30-year-old kenni s
of syria's sophisticated weapons are from russia, syria's most powerful ally. but today, they were so alarmed about the chemical threat, they met with hillary clinton to talk about a possible future for syria without assad. >> we have been trying hard to work with russia to stop the bloodshed, and start a transition towards a post-assad future. >> reporter: the u.s. critics want the administration to consider military options. >> we do know absolutely that these weapons have been readied for use by bashar al-assad's aircraft. again, i urge, we urge the president of the united states to make whatever military preparations are necessary. >> reporter: another military imperative, securing the weapons if assad loses control. >> it is absolutely important that terrorist groups not obtain possession of those weapons, and then try to use them against any other country or any other group within syria. >> reporter: there are military operations, but privately, the u.s. military officials concede that the pre-emptive strike could be risky and could even spread the deadly sarin gas, if he were t
we already know about russia out china and there which brings us to the big question this week -- will the president's second term triumphs be abroad or here at home? >> i think his second term will be defined by foreign policy and looming confrontation over iran. chris: politco has spoken. >> despite all of the domestic issues, he will have a bigger role to play on the world stage and brought into that with events whether it be syria, iran. >> leadership just changed in china for the first time in 10 years, the most important economic relationship we have in the world and he's got to make headway there to make sure they stay on their reform path so they continue to grow and the world economy will be stronger. >> i agree, it's unanimous, the big foreign policy challenges are coming at him. he can't avoid them. he's got to deal with iran, he's got to deal with syria, he's got to deal with afghanistan. chris: do we have a chance with iran? everybody worries about this -- do we have a chance to stop them from nuclear weaponnizing? >> yes, the elements of the deal, what's called th
means 52 children will not remain in russia. activists denounced the move. >> it is not surprising there is political retribution. but what's shocking is that they are putting the well-being of children at risk for the sake of political retribution. that has to stop. >> the ban goes into effect january 1. tony is proud to be from chicago but even he may get whiplash our next trip when he sees how much it will cost car fare next year. $6.50 an hour at some downtown meteres. the most expensive parking meters in north america. $5.75 an are currently hour. what's going on there? for one arkansas family, an uninvited guest ruined their picnic. a snake. they crash their party in the everglades national park. it is a 17 foot burmese python. can you imagine? a park ranger kileld the s -- killed the snake. a python challenge will be occurring the next week's to control the population. think your job is boring? perhaps it would like to straddle alligators. every year, some men and women jump on top of the male alligators while others raided their nest and take the eggs. the practice kicks of
,000 children living in orphanages and russia. about a thousand of them were of that -- adopted by american families. >> sarah caldwell with a look at the morning commute. right now 55 on the west side outer loop. you can see a live picture at reisterstown road. light volume. 66 miles an hour on 795 out of owings mills. not a bad start at the key bridge. 63 miles an hour southbound 95, from 100 down toward 32. 295, 55 miles an hour getting it down toward 100. ava come over to you. >> things are quiet but we are watching this no potential for tomorrow. here is a map of the accumulation we are talking about. one does 3 inches baltimore area, northwest suburbs could see more um than annapolis and south, more a nicy mix. at st. mary's county toward ocean city, more just a rain event. travel could be an issue across the state. 41 for the high today. 40 degrees sunday. then we are pretty quiet into the new year. maybe an icy mix new year's day. not looking for many problems the years eve. keep your plans but it will just be a little chilly. >> 34 degrees at the airport. we will check in with our
clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting with the russian foreign minister about syria. russia is syria's largest ally. if they can be convinced to withdraw some of that support, then it appears that the days for president assad's regime could be over. >> all right. mick, thank you very much. here's savannah. >> thanks. >>> and we'll go to london now where the duchess of cambridge has been released from the hospital this morning as she recovered from a severe form of morning sickness. michelle kosinski has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. after experiencing at least four days of the severe, relentless form of morning sickness, today duchess kate is feeling well enough to return home. about two hours ago, we saw prince william arrive. he's been spending each day at kate's side. but soon, both of them emerged. kate looking a bit tired but managing a sort of smile and holding a bouquet of yellow roses that staff here had given her. in a statement, the palace says she will head to kensington palace for a period of rest. and the royal highnesses would like to th
: the safety culture is spreading, accident rates are dropping, in russia, africa, latin america. experts say there is a real danger here. just when you start to think it can't happen again is very often when you're most vulnerable. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> when we continue on this new year's eve, two men who have learned some hard lessons, now passing them on and making a difference. the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. what's in your wallet? hut! i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that
out of russia tonight where a plane broke into pieces after sliding off a runway. the jet, belonging to the russian airline red wings, veered on to a snowy field and a highway after landing it broke apart, caught fire, killing at least four crew members and injuring four others. the plane had flown back from the czech republic and was not carrying any passengers. >>> back in this country, in arizona controversial sheriff joe arpaio is making headlines again tonight with a proposal to station armed posses outside public schools. arpaio says he wants to place the volunteers at 50 schools in the phoenix area within a week, although arizona law currently prohibits carrying guns on public school grounds. the idea follows of course the school shootings in newtown, connecticut and the nra's call to station armed officers at public schools. >>> and the first step toward a potential lawsuit in connecticut after the shootings at sandy hook elementary. paperwork has been filed for a $100 million claim on behalf of one of the children who lived through the tragedy. a lawyer for the 6-year-old su
within the first date wall was posted. >> reporter: the movement is now spreading overseas. russia, south africa and finland. people embracing the idea that the spirit of those lost in sandy hook elementary endaughters and that some good can come out of something even this bad. ann curry, nbc news, new york. >> and that is our broadcast on a tuesday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. and we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night.
if he used chemical weapons. >> they would lose any sort of backing they had with china and russia, in terms of blocking the vote. >> reporter: the chemical mix is devastating. iraq's saddam used it in 1988. u.s. officials stress tonight that as of now these weapons remain in the depots have not been loaded on to any planes, and that president assad has not given any orders to use them. but officials here concede if they does there is very little the outside world can do to stop it. >> well, there you have it, this complicates the chaos in the world, making for another difficult situation in the u.s. and others, our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is in washington. here we go again, the american public not anxious to hear about any u.s. military involvement anywhere else on the planet, using terms like weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons, what do we do? now you have the criminal weapons going back over a decade, but the stock pile explains why the president and hillary clinton warned bashar al-assad forcefully this week not to use the weapons. a warn
in maryland. we're gonna tell you why. >>> heart break for families trying to adopt from russia. we'll have more on the ban signed by president putin. >>> first here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. >> it's like taking candy from a baby, only this candy could cost that baby his or her identity. child identity theft is unfortunately not uncommon in the state of maryland. cable accounts could be opened in your child's name. now we have a law to try and stop that from happening. the first state in the nation to do it. sara sam son has more. >> a recent study finds one in ten children have had their social security numbers compromised in some way. according to the maryland attorney general's office, that's the low estimate. that's because some victims don't know they are victims. >> a child won't find out until they get to be an age where they have to apply for credit. >> a new law going into effect january 1st aims to keep kid's identity safe. the legislation is the first of its kind in the country. >> we want to make sure that children and other protective persons have an opp
of russia's human rights record. >>> it's back to work for hillary clinton after being sidelined due to a concussion. she hit her head earlier this month after a stomach virus caused her to faint. overseas travel will remain off the table for several more weeks. >>> a woman has been arrested suspected of running a fraudulent fundraising scheme to profit off the sandy hook shooting tragedy. the 37-year-old was charged with lying to the fbi agents investigating the alleged scam. she spoke off camera earlier this month with our own jeff rossen. the uncle of 6-year-old shooting victim noah posner found a post online requesting donations to a personal paypal account. a complaint filed against alba claims she used text messages and phone calls. >>> out with the old and in with the new. the first thing that's got to go are some annoying words from this year. according to their annual survey on the subject, the poll finds that twitterverse is fifth most annoying word of 2012. other cringe worthy mentions are a bit more classic. just saying, you know, like, all taking the top spots f. for the
when a passenger jet crashed off the runway in russia on to a roadway killing four people. ♪ >>> and, fishy thing, this london fishmonger whose sales pitch has turned him into an internet sensation. the viral video that has millions of people around the world hooked, today, sunday, december 30th, 2012. >>> from nbc news this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill >>> i'm erica hill. >> i'm carl quintanilla. >> all eyes on washington. a number of americans wondering this morning why lawmakers have not yet been able to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama spoke exclusively to nbc's david gregory. we are going to get a preview of what he has to say just ahead. >> it has been just two weeks since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut. a teenager in california wrote a poem to express her feelings saying she understood how it could happen and it got her suspended from school. we'll get her reaction coming up >>> we'll also hear from the 29-year-old surfer that used his fists and his board to save his life when a shark kept coming at him again and again.
, egypt, seara iran, russia, china. it will be a big year for senator kerry. >> if confirmed. a lot of people think 2016. we hear about jeb bush. what about this year? >> the bush family brand was clearly damaged between 2001 and 2009. the outpouring of love for george h.w. bush in the last week shows us that that clan still has clout and a lot of impact in the u.s. whatever jeb bush does in 2016, now is the time for him to have -- he has already begun doing this, stab himself as an ideological cornerstone for his party. he can draw his party back to the reasonable center. >> do you suspect he will make the move? >> that will be hard for him especially with the wide open primary. >> let's move on to business in 2013. marisa mayer coming to yahoo! from google. >> the fact she's a woman, so very young, announced her pregnancy on the day she was announced as the new head of yahoo!. none of that matters to yahoo!. is she going to acquire apps, acquire a tech company? the fact that they released a new flicker that can compete with instagrahm and did it the day before instagram had their
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